Mayor says he'll award city contracts to employers who give priority to hiring New York City residents
The mayor stuck by the chancellor's claim that charter schools under-recruit special education students and English language learners
Among the recommendations: Legalize and tax marijuana, charge tourists to ride the Staten Island Ferry, impose a 'pay-as-you-throw' trash program
'Did he say that about Michael Bloomberg? Michael Bloomberg provided him with constant support'
'She's working for free on behalf of the people'
The roster includes banking, business and real estate executives as well as labor leaders
In addition to the demands of his job, Comptroller Scott Stringer is also maintaining political ties with an eye toward a possible future run for higher office
Also: Majority opposes mayor's proposed horse-carriage ban
Mayor Bill de Blasio this morning advised the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate to shift leftward by embracing a platform of resolving income inequality, though he avoided any criticism of Hillary Clinton, his one-time boss in 2000 and a much-anticipated candidate.